Due to the immense popularity of the Murder on the Puffing Billy Express, event dates from July-December 2024 have sold out in record time! New dates for 2025 onwards will be released in due course.

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An icon within the Dandenong Ranges

Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel through the captivating Ranges in Melbourne's east.

Amongst the glamour of the Flapper Era where pearls and feathers, silk bow ties and braces are the fashion, there has been a Murder on the Puffing Billy Express! It promises to take you not only through the forest but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, elegant upholstery and antique fixtures, the train exemplifies the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express
  • TIME

    6.30 pm - 10.30 pm approx.

"A great night out with friends. Got to dress up to enjoy dinner and a show on one of Victoria's iconic attractions!" - Linelle, VIC

"The best part was meeting new people and taking part in such a fun experience." – Ann, VIC

"Dressing up in 1920s/1930s clothes to join in with the theme and seeing almost everyone else participating in this too gave the evening a special vibe."  – Karla, VIC

Three Course Menu

Enjoy your three course meal, prepared in-house by Puffing Billy's chef and his team. With a delicious shared grazing platter served onboard, Puffing Billy Railway takes you on a 50-minute journey through the forest before arriving at the historic Nobelius Packing Shed where the mystery unfolds.

Your main meal and dessert will be served at the Nobelius Packing Shed, with tea and coffee served onboard the train back to Belgrave before your evening comes to an end.

Young Couples Taking Selfie On Board Luncheon Train


All meals are served by alternate drops.

If you or anyone in your travel party have any dietary requirements, please advise us of this in the "Notes" section of your booking. Alternatively, give our Customer Service Centre team a call at least 72 hours prior to the day of travel to advise. Please note that our staff are unable to make any alterations to meals on the day of travel. 

Free Range Roasted Chicken Breast With Rosemary Chat Potatoes, seasonal Green Vegetables And Gravy  

Ticket prices

ADULT (16 YEARS+)$135.00

Tickets include:

  • Three-course dinner
  • 2-hour train journey
  • 2-hour live entertainment in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed (Emerald)

Beverages, including internationally acclaimed wines from the Yarra Valley Region, are available to purchase at bar prices both onboard and at the Nobelius Packing Shed.


We encourage our Murder Mystery patrons to dress to the 1920s or 30s era. Dress up and you can go into the draw to win the Best Dressed Prize. Whilst not compulsory, it certainly adds to the experience!

If in doubt as to where to begin, we suggest you refer to shows such as Mrs Fisher's Murder Mysteries or Agatha Christie's Poirot or Miss Marple for ideas!



Our beautiful region is filled with spectacular accommodation facilities. Explore a range of accommodation providers whose location makes them a suitable base for visitors to Murder on the Puffing Billy Express.

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